George Donikian

Media Presenter, Broadcaster, Speaker


George Donikian first came to national attention, when Australian TV guru Bruce Gyngell described him as the “Face of Multiculturalism” in 1980, after choosing him to anchor, what would become, the much-acclaimed SBS World News.

9 years later, George was wooed to the all-powerful Nine Network by legendary TV executive Sam Chisholm to host a national Late-Night News Show on Nine.

The idea was short lived however when Graham Kennedy ‘s return to Nine, that decision meant George’s news aspirations had to be put on hold.

However, the King of Comedy did convince George to join him as his personal newsman, for what would become the top rating national show, Coast to Coast.


Whilst at Nine, George read the National News and was a regular on the Today Show with George Negus and Liz Hayes and was a part of Nine’s famed Wide World of Sports and Sports Sunday programs with Ian Chappell, Mike Gibson and Max Walker.

George moved to the TEN Network in 1991 where he covered the 2000 Olympics, The Rugby Union World Cup and the ICC Tournament featuring Manchester City, Real Madrid, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, held in Melbourne.

Currently he is the non-executive Chair of the streaming radio App FNR, or Football National Radio.

* 2018, he filmed a 5-part travel documentary series on Armenia, titled “A Journey Through Armenia” which featured on the SBS On Demand platform.

* 2019, George was the anchor for online news platform The Informer

  • Multiculturalism
  • Changing World of Media
  • The BIG Television characters George has worked with over the years like Bert Newton and Graham Kennedy
  • Football ( The World Game ) especially the Women’s World Cup and our changing Attitudes.